Difference between HTC Butterfly and Sony Xperia Z

Key difference: The HTC Butterfly is a high-end phone by the HTC Corporation. The HTC Butterfly is sold in four variants: Droid DNA; J Butterfly HTL21; Butterfly X920d; and Butterfly X920e. They are all powered on a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor. The HTC Droid has the Quadcomm MDM615m, while the Butterfly variants have the Qualcomm APQ8064 chipset. They all have 2 GB of RAM. The Sony Xperia Z is the latest smartphone designed, manufactured and marketed by Sony Mobile and was released February 2013. The phone sports 1.5 GHz Quad-core Krait, 2GB RAM with up to 16 GB internal memory storage capacity and up to 32 GB expandable storage available.

The HTC Butterfly is a high-end phone by the HTC Corporation. The phone has been quite popular all over the world; however, most people don’t know exactly how popular the phone has actually been. This is mainly because not many people know that the HTC Butterfly and HTC Droid DNA is actually pretty much the same phone, with only a few differences. The differences are only there to make the phone more regional specific.

The HTC Butterfly is sold in four variants: Droid DNA in the United States on the Verizob Network; J Butterfly HTL21 in Japan on KDDI's au network; Butterfly X920d in Taiwan, South East Asia and India; and Butterfly X920e in China and Russia.

All the variants have most of the same features. They are all powered on a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor. The HTC Droid has the Quadcomm MDM615m, while the Butterfly variants have the Qualcomm APQ8064 chipset. They all have 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 320 graphics processor. They all have an 8 MP primary camera and a 2.1 MP secondary front facing camera. The display is a 5 inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. At the time of the launch the phone was the second phone in the market to feature a 1080p display. The phone has Android version 4.1, but is upgradable to Android 4.2.

The HTC Droid DNA differs from the other variants, in that it supports wireless charging, but lacks a MicroSD slot. The Droid DNA and the J Butterfly both support CDMA and LTE connections, as well as UMTS. However, only the Droid DNA comes with quad band UMTS radio. The X920d and X920e, on the other hand, do not even have LTE support. There are also some subtle differences regarding color accents, buttons and logo placement. However, these are minor and so not affect the phones.

The Sony Xperia Z is the latest smartphone designed, manufactured and marketed by Sony Mobile and was released February 2013. The phone is powered by Android and is one of the latest additions to phones launched by Sony after its separation from Ericsson. The Xperia Z is a bar phone that is available with 5 inch TFT touch screen that has approximately 441 ppi pixel density that produces a sharp and clear display. The design of the phone is focused on creating a balance and symmetry in all directions and is termed as “OmniBalance” by Sony.  The phone is held together by a skeleton frame made from glass fibre polyamide. The glass on the front and back are covered by shatterproof film. One of the amazing features about the phone is that it is dust and water resistance. It has captured attention for its ability to being submerged in water.

The phone differs from its predecessors in many ways. The company has also shifted the power button from the top of the phone to the middle of the right side making it easier for the person to operate the phone with one hand. The phone sports 1.5 GHz Quad-core Krait, 2GB RAM with up to 16 GB internal memory storage capacity and up to 32 GB expandable storage available. The quad-core processor makes the phone pretty fast and powerful, though Wired Magazine claims that the phone is a bit slow during starting up the camera. The phone offers a 13.1 MP Exmor RS camera and a 2 MP 1080p Exmor R front camera. The camera reviews on almost every website have been spectacular claiming that phone produces crisp images and the quality of the pictures is good even in low-lighting situations. The phone also offers USB-on-the-go, which allows users to connect USB drives to the phone. The phone is also offered at a decent price is considerably worth the every penny it charges.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the HTC website, the Sony Mobile website, engadget.com and GSMarena.com.

 

HTC Butterfly (HTC Droid DNA)

Sony Xperia Z

Launch Date

November 2012

February 2013

Company

HTC

Sony Mobile

Size

143 x 70.5 x 9.1 mm (5.63 x 2.78 x 0.36 in)

139 x 71 x 7.9 mm

Display

Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

TFT touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)

1920 x 1080 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

IP57 certified - dust and water resistant, water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes and shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass.

Weight

141.7 g (4.97 oz)

146 g (5.15 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

or

CDMA 800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - C6602, C6603

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

or

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - C6603

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6602

4G Network

LTE 700 (market dependent)

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - C6603

GUI

HTC Sense UI 4+

Sony UI

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

1.5 GHz Quad-core Krait

GPU

Adreno 320

Adreno 320

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon MDM615m or APQ8064

Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064

RAM

2 GB RAM

2GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16 GB (11 GB user available)

Up to 16 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32 GB (Market dependent)

up to 32 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC capable, Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, Wi-Fi: 802.11 a//b/g/n, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port

4G LTE (100 mbps), GPS, GLONASS, USB, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, DLNA, USB On-The-Go and MHL.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC (Market dependent).

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB

Speed

HSPA, EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

microUSB v2.0.

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

13 megapixel Exmor RS camera with Auto focus and Burst Mode; 4128x3096 pixels

Secondary Camera

2.1 MP, [email protected]

2 MP 1080p Exmor R

Video

[email protected], stereo sound rec., video stabilization

[email protected], continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer, HDR

Camera Features

  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • geo-tagging
  • face and smile detection
  • autofocus
  • LED flash
  • 16x digital zoom
  • HDR for both picture/film
  • Face detection
  • Flash/Pulsed LED and Photo light
  • Geotagging
  • Image stabilizer
  • Picture Effect
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene recognition
  • Smile detection
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Touch focus

Sound Enhancement

Built-in headset amplifier and dedicated amp for the external rear-speaker, Beats Audio

xLoud Experience, 3D Surround Sound (VPT)

Audio supported formats

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac

Video supported formats

DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 2020 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 353 h

Up to 550 hours

Talk time

Up to 12 h 40 min

Up to 11 hours

Available Colors

Black

Black, White, Purple

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

-

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Dropbox (25 GB storage)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
  • MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Pre-loaded Google applications

Image Courtesy: htc.com, sonymobile.com

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